With Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes in the mix, the Home Run Derby selections made by the two captains provide plenty of pop.
Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are coming up short for the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series, writes Jerry Crasnick
Offense and opportunities have eluded the Tigers, who return to Detroit in need of a speedy recovery.
A less-than-dominant Justin Verlander joined some undistinguished World Series company as the Tigers dropped Game 1.
The Tigers upgraded here, tweaked there, and when their offseason work was all done, the final portrait looks pretty appealing to those hoping for big things in Detroit.
Legend has it that Matt Anderson's career was halted by an octopus -- yes, an octopus -- but now the hard-throwing right-hander is trying to make a comeback with the Phillies.
Several noteworthy players are experiencing power shortages at the plate compared to 2009.
There are several hitters on contenders who've failed to produce to expectations and must pick up the pace in order to help their teams make the playoffs.
Some teams have made major upgrades to their lineups, and others have lost significant parts. Here are the best and worst in baseball.
Jerry Crasnick runs down the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the 30 teams heading into the 2006 season.
Advance scouting helps teams keep track of opponents and gain competitive intelligence.
While some outfielders have already been dealt, there are others still on the market.
How significant is the Latino influence in baseball? It's deeper and more profound than ever, writes Jerry Crasnick.
When he's not carrying Cliff Floyd's luggage, David Wright's carrying the offensive load for the Mets.
Some teams are still trying to determine where they stand as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches.
Insider surveyed 15 major leaguers on the state of player-fan relations, and several seemed legitimately concerned about the way things are headed.